Davide & Marco

Perth childhood friends Davide (36) and Marco (32) want to give guests a taste of true Italian cooking.

MKR Season 9 - Group 2 - Davide & Marco

MKR Season 9 - Group 2 - Davide & Marco

"People are always trying to reinvent Italian food," says Davide, a computer systems engineer. "You don't need to reinvent the classics."

Davide pronounced Davi-day ("don't call me David") and Marco are immensely proud of their Italian heritage but Davide admits they can be very competitive.

"We're really close family friends. We've known each other since Marco was born," he says. "I think Marco by nature is the more competitive one."

"I love to win," Marco confesses, "...but I'm not a bad loser."

"No, you're a sore winner and that's worse!" Davide laughs.

"We have a fantastic chemistry when we cook together," Marco reveals. "We're always laughing, yelling, fighting, bickering..."

"You'll get every emotion under the sun with us!" adds Davide.

Marco, GM of a scaffolding company, recently got married to the love of his life while "mamma's boy" Davide currently lives at home.

"Passionate is a great way to describe us, but to use a different word I'd say just awesome," Marco smiles.

FOOD PHILOSOPHY

Cook from the heart and make sure it tastes good.

IN THE KITCHEN

They work as a team, but Marco leads in most mains and entrees while Davide takes charge of desserts. What's important is that they always agree on the final decision.

SIGNATURE DISH

Davide: I've never had a complaint about my tiramisu! This dish requires respect and discipline, but once you understand it you can tweak it to make it your own.

Marco: Spaghetti e vongole. I remember as a child driving with Mum and Nonni to Albany to pick vongole then having a huge family dinner. It's still a family favourite, easy to make and full of flavour!

FOOD DREAM

A job where we can travel the world, eat the local cuisine and share our cooking experiences.

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